Modern Medicine News

ICD-10 codes aren't oppressive after allAlexander Miller, MD, a dermatologist in Yorba Linda, Calif., has a simple message for colleagues grappling with the new ICD-10 codes: Don't panic!
Handling (or even firing) the difficult patientA panel of veteran dermatologists tackled the topic of difficult patients at the 2016 CalDerm Symposium and offered some tips for successfully dealing with these patients.
7 tips for safer lens wear with cosmeticsA few tips regarding wearing cosmetics and contact lens wear can help our patients wear their lenses with more comfort.
The case of the blurred disc marginsA 16-year-old female was scheduled for her periodic ophthalmic evaluation to update her spectacle lens prescription. At the visit, she reported a history of migraines, but the remainder of her personal and family medical history was non-contributory. She took no medications and had a history of low hyperopic refractive correction.
Prenatal antibiotics increase risk of OM and ventilation tubes in childrenA recent study found that the maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of otitis media and the placement of ventilation tubes in the offspring, particularly when administered later in the pregnancy.
Q&A: Katherine Schuetz, OD Optometrist at Little Eyes, Carmel, INI have been really fortunate to enjoy every aspect of optometry, truly.
It’s just usIt’s the time of year when state legislatures convene to do the people’s business. Which means it is also the time optometry undertakes legislation to expand scope of practice to better care for our patients. For better or worse, we are a legislated profession.
What does being in foster care mean for health? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at the impact on health of being in the foster care system.
How to use scribes to get off the computer and in front of patientsElectronic health records (EHR) have the ability to transform the current healthcare system into a place of efficiently executed, high-quality, and patient-centered medicine, but only if physicians know how to use these systems to their maximum potential.
The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.